100,000 ti­tle deeds gather dust in N Rift

Gov­ern­ment has so far is­sued 70,000 land ti­tles in Uasin Gishu

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley - MATHEWS NDANYI @ndany­i_­math­ews

More than 100,000 ti­tle deeds lie un­col­lected at the Lands of­fices in the North Rift.

They were is­sued un­der the Ju­bilee gov­ern­ment plan to give out three mil­lion ti­tle deeds by next year.

Lands CS Ja­cob Kaimenyi has urged res­i­dents to col­lect the doc­u­ment, which he said will en­able them utilise their plots ef­fec­tively.

He said more than 33,000 ti­tles are at the Kapsa­bet Lands reg­istry. Only 5,000 have been col­lected.

The gov­ern­ment has is­sued 70,000 land ti­tles in Uasin Gishu county, fol­low­ing re­forms stream­lin­ing the Lands reg­istry.

Thou­sands of ti­tle deeds also lie un­col­lected in the Lands reg­istry in El­doret town. Uasin Gishu county com­mis­sioner Abdi Hassan said the reg­istry has been digi­tised and ser­vices im­proved in the past two years.

He said loss of files and tam­per­ing of land records are no longer ac­cept­able.

Kaimenyi on Fri­day is­sued 1,700 ti­tles in Tindi­ret and Sami­tui, Nandi county.

The res­i­dents, who have been wait­ing 50 years for ti­tle deeds, could not hold back their joy.

Kaimenyi presided over the is­suance of ti­tle deeds at Mberere and Sami­tui in Al­dai, Nandi.

The CS said the Ju­bilee gov­ern­ment is ful­fill­ing its pledge to is­sue Kenyans with land ti­tle deeds.

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